Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Ghost Blouse


I finished this today, and it took me way longer than it should have. Here is what the "ghost" did"

1. I know I cut the front of this blouse out correctly. When I went back to work on it the next day, the entire top (about 12") of the fronts was missing on both sides! I fixed this by adding a yoke to the fronts.
2. The iron dropped on the floor again.
3. Numerous pieces were cut wrong side out. I fixed one of these pieces by embroidering over the left front yoke.
4. My machine started sewing in circles (OK, it was a bent needle - but I've never seen that happen before.)
5. My collar pieces all lined up perfectly last time and I had nothing but trouble with them this time.
6. Since I had redrawn my pattern pieces after I made changes last time, I decided to tissue fit the pattern again. It seemed way too tight in the hips, so I added 2" all together. After I made the blouse, I realized I did not need to add any at all.

All in all, I really like this blouse. the fabric is really nice and I'm loving the buttons and the button detail. I had to do a lot of "fixes" on this one, but I'm glad I did. I could have "gotten by" without fixing a lot of the little things - maybe no one else would have ever known, but I would have, and that kind of stuff drives me crazy sometimes.

Anyway, I'm keeping this short and sweet - I'm anxious to get back to sewing my next bra! I received another order from SewSassy and also had ordered some lace on ebay. I'll post pictures later.

































15 comments:

Gail said...

You'd never guess it caused you so much grief.

Faye Lewis said...

What determination!

Maureen said...

Love this blouse!....but your misadventures were pretty funny :)

Mom is getting out of the hospital next week and we are taking her to Shasta...how about lunch the following week?

neighbourhood.gal said...

Sewing in circles?! Holy!

Anonymous said...

Wow! A ghost with designer ambitions; not sure if I want a "guest"like that for myself, or not. Love the result though. OllieV

Elaray said...

Aren't you glad you didn't let the ghost win? The blouse is really cute.

gwensews said...

You were persistent--and won! The tone-on-tone embroidery is pretty. Good save!

Debbie Cook said...

The results are no ghost! I can see plain and clear how pretty your new blouse is. Great work!

Ann said...

Why do ghosts want to be involved with our sewing sometimes? Or devils sometimes? Any way you conquered the demons and created a terrific shirt.

Lindsay T said...

I love the double buttons. My iron threw up on my white jacket (work-in-progress) last night, if that makes you feel any better.

BConky said...

You can't tell it was a nightmare to make. It looks perfect.

Summerset said...

Well, it looks wonderful, so I'm glad you finished it up! I really like the paired button placement.

Anonymous said...

This looks awesome! WTG!!

SherryV

Catherine said...

I think the blouse looks really lovely, and those bad sewing fairies sometimes visit my place too. I look at something & wonder how on earth I missed it.

Thanks for being so bold & showing off your bras, they are lovely too & its nice to hear you describe what you did & then see it on you - in the flesh, so to speak! I will be visiting your blog more often as your sewing is inspiring me to get into the sewing room more often.

Catherine

Annika said...

Hmmm... It seems your poltergeist is snip happy. I'd start filling the iron with holy water...;o)
Great job with the blouse anyway!